The TEDActive community is made up of a unique group of smart, creative, passionate and quirky individuals. In this segment, we will be curating a special TED Talks playlist for each of the myriad of types of people we’ve run into at the TEDActive conference.
The Makers: the ones mad for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move, blink and buzz. (Also known as the Inventor with 1000 Ideas or the DIY Guy/Gal).
At every TEDActive, we always make sure to include interactive spaces where attendees can be inspired to create something by hand. Why? This experience — of connecting people through the art of making things — is an innately human one. We were born to build and create. When we bring the right-brain out to play, we get a very different type of conversation added to the mix.
We created this special TED Talks playlist to celebrate the vast variety of makers in our community. We know a maker when we see one! We spotted you building robots in your garage, using Makey Makey to innovate your classrooms, creating crazy paper sculptures and so much more. Long live the DIY movement!